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Dearg Ruadhri

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Icon disambig.svg This article is about elven horde of horsemen. For the armor in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, see Dearg Ruadhri.

The Dearg Ruadhri (in Elder Speech meaning red horsemen), or "Red Riders" in Common Speech, are an elven cavalry unit commanded by Eredin Bréacc Glas from the Aen Elle world of Tir ná Lia. They and some of the Aen_Saevherne are able to travel on a connection between different worlds, which they call the "Spiral".

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In the human world, they are seen as a frightening group of spectral horsemen known as the Wild Hunt and lead by the King of the Wild Hunt. They are said to appear mostly in the winter and are harbingers of death and destruction. They are also blamed for the mysterious disappearances and reappearances of people; people who are said to return completely unaged decades after their apparent abduction.

They did abduct humans and because time flowed differently in their world, the ones who were returned did in fact return to the human world decades after being taken even if the time spent among the Aen Elle was relatively brief, giving them the appearance of not having aged.

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